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Professor Swire to Participate Friday in Panel Hosted by the FTC
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October 31, 2007
Contact: Barbara Peck, (614) 292-0283
Professor Peter Swire will speak as part of a panel Friday, Nov. 2, between 2 and 3:30 p.m. during a Town Hall event hosted by the Federal Trade Commission. Swire will participate in a forum, "The Regulatory and Self-Regulatory Landscape," which is one of several features during the two-day event in Washington, D.C. The Town Hall will include consumer advocates, industry representatives, technology experts, and academics to address consumer protection issues raised by the practice of tracking consumers’ activities online to target advertising.
The Town Hall will explore how the online advertising market, and specifically behavioral advertising, has changed in recent years, and what changes are anticipated over the next five years. Among other things, it will examine what types of consumer data are collected, how such data are used, what protections are provided for that data, and the costs and benefits of behavioral advertising to consumers.
The entire Town Hall will be webcast starting Thursday at this link.
For more information about the Town Hall event and the Federal Trade Commission, click here.
Professor Peter Swire is an internationally recognized expert in the fields of privacy, computer security, and the law of cyberspace. From 1999 until early 2001, he served as the Clinton Administration's Chief Counselor for Privacy, in the U.S. Office of Management and Budget. In that position, he was White House coordinator for the proposed and final HIPAA medical privacy rules, and chaired a White House Working Group on how to update surveillance law for the Internet age. Swire is Director of the Moritz Washington, D.C., Summer Program and a Senior Fellow at the Center for American Progress.